Padres’ left-hander Blake Snell, a previous winner in the American League with the Rays in 2018, won the National League Cy Young Award. He joined the company of Roger Clemens, Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, Max Scherzer, Gaylord Perry and Roy Halladay as Cy Young Award winners in both leagues.
Clemens won six in the AL (1986, ’87 and ’91 with the Boston Red Sox, 1997 and ’98 with the Toronto Blue Jays and 2001 with the New York Yankees) and one in the NL (2004 with the Houston Astros, who moved to the AL in 2013). Johnson won four in the NL (from 1999-2002 with the Arizona Diamondbacks) and one in the AL (1995 with the Seattle Mariners). Martinez won two in the AL (1999 and 2000 with the Red Sox) and one in the NL (1997 with the Montreal Expos). Scherzer won two in the NL (2016 and ‘17 with the Washington Nationals and one in the AL (2013 with the Detroit Tigers).
Perry won one in the AL (1972 with the Cleveland Indians) and one in the NL (1978 with the Padres). Halladay won one in the AL (2003 with the Blue Jays) and one in the NL (2010 with the Philadelphia Phillies). Other pitchers who won Cy Young Awards with more than one team were Greg Maddux (three with the Atlanta Braves from 1993-95 and one with the Chicago Cubs in 1992) and Justin Verlander (two with the Astros in 2019 and ‘22 and one with the Tigers in 2011).
This election marks the fifth time a Padres pitcher has won. The other San Diego winners were Randy Jones (1976), Gaylord Perry (1978), Mark Davis (1989) and Jake Peavy (2007), Just as this year with Snell finishing first over Logan Webb, in the previous time a Padres pitcher won with Peavy in 2007, the runner-up was named Webb, the Diamondbacks’ Brandon Webb. Logan and Brandon Webb are not related.
Logan Webb’s runner-up finish is the first time a starting pitcher with a losing record (11-13) placed either first or second in Cy Young Award voting. The only other pitcher with a losing record who was a runner-up was Padres reliever Trevor Hoffman (0-2) in 2006, an election won by Brandon Webb. The only Cy Young Award winner with a losing record was Los Angeles Dodgers reliever Eric Gagne (2-3) in 2003.
Snell was the only pitcher listed on each ballot.
Ballots from two writers in each National League city prior to postseason play are tabulated on a system that rewards seven points for first place, four points for second place, three points for third place, two votes for fourth place and one point for fifth place.
2023 NL Cy Young
|Blake Snell, Padres||28||2||204|
|Logan Webb, Giants||1||17||1||2||4||86|
|Zac Gallen, Diamondbacks||1||3||11||5||6||68|
|Spencer Strider, Braves||6||9||5||3||64|
|Justin Steele, Cubs||1||2||8||5||31|
|Zack Wheeler, Phillies||4||5||6||28|
|Kodai Senga, Mets||3||3||1||16|
|Corbin Burnes, Brewers||1||2||5||13|
Below is a breakdown of the 30 individual ballots, submitted by two writers representing each city in the National League. For more information on the voting, see our Voting FAQ.
|Charles Odum||The Associated Press||ATL||Snell||Strider||Steele||Webb||Senga|
|JJ Cooper||Baseball America||ATL||Snell||Webb||Senga||Steele||Burnes|
|David Brandt||The Associated Press||AZ||Snell||Gallen||Strider||Wheeler||Steele|
|Barry M. Bloom||Sportico||AZ||Gallen||Snell||Strider||Steele||Webb|
|Katsushi Nagao||Kyodo News||CHI||Snell||Webb||Wheeler||Gallen||Steele|
|C. Trent Rosecrans||The Athletic||CIN||Snell||Webb||Wheeler||Strider||Gallen|
|Charlie Goldsmith||Cincinnati Enquirer||CIN||Snell||Webb||Gallen||Strider||Burnes|
|Bill Plunkett||Orange County Register||LA||Snell||Burnes||Senga||Gallen||Strider|
|Fabian Ardaya||The Athletic||LA||Snell||Webb||Gallen||Steele||Wheeler|
|Andre Fernandez||The Miami Herald||MIA||Snell||Gallen||Strider||Steele||Webb|
|Enrique Rojas||ESPN Deportes||MIA||Snell||Strider||Gallen||Steele||Burnes|
|Steve Megargee||Associated Press||MIL||Snell||Webb||Steele||Gallen||Strider|
|Tim Britton||The Athletic||NY||Snell||Webb||Gallen||Senga||Steele|
|Alex Coffey||The Philadelphia Inquirer||PHI||Snell||Strider||Gallen||Steele||Wheeler|
|Justice delos Santos||MLB.com||PIT||Snell||Webb||Gallen||Senga||Wheeler|
|Kevin Gorman||Pittsburgh Tribune-Review||PIT||Snell||Strider||Gallen||Wheeler||Burnes|
|Bernie Wilson||Associated Press||SD||Snell||Strider||Gallen||Webb||Steele|
|Scott Miller||At Large||SD||Snell||Webb||Strider||Burnes||Gallen|
|Alex Pavlovic||NBC Sports Bay Area||SF||Snell||Webb||Strider||Gallen||Wheeler|
|Evan Webeck||San Jose Mercury News||SF||Snell||Webb||Strider||Gallen||Wheeler|
|Katie Woo||The Athletic||STL||Snell||Webb||Gallen||Wheeler||Steele|
|Ken Rosenthal||The Athletic||WAS||Snell||Webb||Gallen||Steele||Strider|